Admission Procedure

Selection of students is based solely on academic qualifications, career interest, and a personal / telephone interview. No student will be discriminated against because of age, religion, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or marital status.

Each applicant must submit the following:

  • A completed application form.
  • A copy of all transcripts of records.
  • Foreign graduates must submit a foreign transcript evaluation.

    A list of the appropriate evaluation agencies may be obtained by contacting the American Society for Clinical Pathology:

    The ASCP Board of Registry
    Box 1227
    Chicago, Illinois 60612-0270
    312-738-1336
    www.ascp.org/bor

  • International applicants whose first language is not English must certify their proficiency in English. This is done by submitting scores received on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as part of their application. The TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Applications may be obtained from ETS, Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6151. IELTS is administered by local IELTS test centers throughout the world. Applicants should consult www.ielts.org for the nearest IELTS test center. The results of these tests help applicants determine whether they are prepared to undertake study conducted in English before making extensive plans for study in the U.S.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A personal statement of career goals, handwritten by the applicant.
  • An in-person or telephone interview.

Admission Criteria

  • The applicant must submit all the required documentation as listed above. Admission decisions are conditional upon receipt of current and accurate records. False and misleading information is prohibited.
  • A grade point average of 2.8 or higher is desired, especially in science courses.
  • The applicant's transcript of records will be inspected on site for prerequisite courses. Chemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology courses must have been completed within seven years of application.
  • The applicant must have completed 90 credits of prerequisite course work including:

    Chemistry
    16 semester hours including one full year of General Chemistry courses with lectures and laboratory. Inorganic, Organic, Analytical , Biochemistry, and Qualitative / Quantitative Analysis are acceptable. Survey courses do not qualify towards requirement fulfillment.

    Biology
    16 semester hours including General Biology, Zoology, Botany, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Parasitology. Survey courses do not qualify towards requirement fulfillment.

    Mathematics
    One semester of college level mathematics. Statistics is recommended, and Physics is acceptable. Remedial courses do not fulfill this Requirement.

    Electives
    A broad general education is recommended in Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, English, Computer Science, Advanced Mathematics, Instrumentation, Management and Communications.

  • For foreign graduate applicants and degree holders: A minimum of a bachelor of science degree equivalent in the United States with a major in Chemistry, Medical Technology, Biology, or other sciences or general studies is required and will be subject to review and evaluation.
  • The School does not currently use placement examinations for specific academic credits to fulfill requirements for admission or to shorten the clinical laboratory experience required for obtaining a degree. The School does not award credits to obtain advanced standing.

Application Forms

Admissions Application Form (PDF)

Internship Recommendation Form (PDF)

Foreign Transcript Evaluation Form (PDF)